BY JOHN K. WILSON
On Wednesday, June 14, 3-5pm at the Newseum in Washington DC, the Newseum and the AAUP are holding a special preview event for the AAUP annual conference, “The First Amendment on Campus: Freedom of Speech and the Press in Higher Education.” In order to attend this free event (which is open to the public), you must RSVP at the Newseum website.
The panel on free speech will feature Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst, former president of Colgate University and author of a recent white paper, “Addressing the Real Crisis of Free Expression on Campus”; John K. Wilson, co-editor of AAUP’s Academe Blog and author of Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies; and Catherine Ross, professor of law at George Washington University and author of Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights.
A second panel on freedom of the campus press will feature Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center (SPLC); Henry Reichman, first vice president of AAUP and chair of the AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure; and Courtney Rozen, editor-in-chief of The Eagle, the student newspaper at American University. They will discuss the recent report, “Threats to the Independence of Student Media” produced by the AAUP, SPLC, and other groups.
If you forgot about the AAUP annual conference, June 15-16, and the AAUP Annual Meeting on June 17, you can still show up at the Mayflower Hotel in DC and register on site. See all the details online.